Woke up early morning on a black saturday to have a get together/outing with Carlo's family. Original plan was to find a resort near Pampanga, because that is where we are coming from.
Nearby resorts are fully booked. Holy Week is super peak season for resorts. I dunno, but people are not rejoicing naman, its just that maybe its the only time that they can afford to take a break from work and be with their loved ones.
But anyway, we continue our drive till we passed by Mt. Samat and other towns in Bataan. Till we finally reach Morong, first try is Montemar Resort. It looks nice from the outside but we cannot bring food inside, so time to move on.
We were directed by spotters at Salaman Beach. It was a sort of public beach with a not so nice beach shore. I am not part of the decision making team, so they decided the place is ok.
Since the water in the beach is not really inviting, the resort owner, suggested that we go the other island called White Beach (yeah, its called the White Beach, not so creative name). Sounds interesting and promising. At 2pm in the afternoon, we board the boat going to the White Beach. It was a 30minute boat ride, but i enjoyed the ride since its a chance for me and Gab to sleep. The beach is near the Bataan powerplant.
The White Beach is not so white, but the water is 100% better compared to the shore of Salaman Resort.
The boatman said that he is going to pick us up at around 4:30pm, but he was late and told us the boat is having some trouble. At around 5:30pm, we then again board the boat going back to Salaman. Our boat is going slow, compared to other boats. Twice or thrice the time our motor died. And also, since its getting late, the waves are getting stronger.
Everytime the boat died, I fear for our safety. I called it my Black Saturday Scare. This was the first time that I am not at home on a Black Saturday, traditionally our family stayed at home and wait for Christ to rise again.
I keep on saying to myself that no matter what, God is with us. I am not pessimistic or negative, it's just that it's my first time to be almost stranded on boat carrying Gab. I kept on thinking, will I put on his life vest? hahaha, morbid na nanay!
Good thing there is another boat close to us, the boatmen communicated and they anchor the boats. Ang kulet, our boat is in tow! I was truthfully scared at that time, that's why I forgot to take pictures of everything, even the very nice sunset.
I have never felt so relieve to dock again. Thank God for taking care of us.
There will many times when we will board the boat together, Me, Carlo and Gabriel. But I will definitely make sure that the boat is 101% functioning.
Seeing Gab enjoy the sand is priceless.